Here is a list of state populations, comparing the estimated numbers of residents on July 1, 1988, with those of July 1, 1985, according to the latest Census Bureau report:

Numbers are in millions:Alabama 4.13 4.02

Alaska 0.51 0.52

Arizona 3.47 3.16

Arkansas 2.42 2.36

California 28.17 26.36

Colorado 3.29 3.23

Connecticut 3.24 3.18

Delaware 0.66 0.64

Dist. Columbia 0.62 0.62

Florida 12.38 11.37

Georgia 6.40 5.98

Hawaii 1.09 1.05

Idaho 1.00 1.00

Illinois 11.54 11.54

Indiana 5.58 5.50

Iowa 2.83 2.87

Kansas 2.49 2.45

Kentucky 3.72 3.72

Louisiana 4.42 4.48

Maine 1.20 1.16

Maryland 4.64 4.39

Massachusetts 5.87 5.82

Michigan 9.30 9.09

Minnesota 4.31 4.19

Mississippi 2.63 2.61

Missouri 5.14 5.04

Montana 0.80 0.83

Nebraska 1.60 1.61

Nevada 1.06 0.94

New Hampshire 1.09 1.00

New Jersey 7.72 7.57

New Mexico 1.51 1.45

New York 17.90 17.77

North Carolina 6.53 6.26

North Dakota 0.66 0.68

Ohio 10.87 10.75

Oklahoma 3.26 3.30

Oregon 2.74 2.69

Pennsylvania 12.03 11.87

Rhode Island 1.00 0.97

South Carolina 3.49 3.33> South Dakota 0.72 0.71

Tennessee 4.92 4.77

Texas 16.78 16.38

Utah 1.69 1.64

Vermont 0.56 0.54

Virginia 5.99 5.71

Washington 4.62 4.41

West Virginia 1.88 1.94

Wisconsin 4.86 4.78

Wyoming 0.47 0.51